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Bill Corvo is angry. It's not so much that the statue of Christopher Columbus at Harbor Park overlooking the Connecticut River was vandalized some time in the last month as the fact that its significance to the Italian-American community was marred by the act.   Corvo's father Biaggio "Max" Corvo, who died in 1994, was one of the hundre...

Vermont Theatre Company's first play of the 2016-17 season, "They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay!" wraps up its run this weekend. According to a news release, this Italian farce about the common people's backlash against high prices and an unfair government is a poignant, heartwarming story of how a downtrodden people satisfies its need for food while ke...

Federal Hill? What's that? Some members of the Federal Hill Commerce Association think tourists who don't live in Rhode Island might be puzzled at signs pointing to the Hill — and an outsider wouldn't know it's the Italian neighborhood. Therefore, at a meeting this week they explored the idea of re-branding it — as a more enticing name people...

Subscribe to the journalhttp://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=215/view,page=1/ Articles "Marco Ferreri: The Task of Cinema and the End of the World" Daniele Rugo, Goldsmiths, University of London, England "Nostalgics, Thugs and Psycho-Killers: Neofascists in Contemporary Italian Cinema" Alfio Leotta, Victoria University of We...

Here are some highlights of the Feast: Saturday 2 PM - 4 PM: Red Sox World Series Trophies at the FeastSaturday 2:30 PM: Sinatra Live show by Chris JasonSaturday 4 PM - 6 PM: Mix 104.1 Joins the FeastSaturday 6:30 PM: Procession with the SaintsSaturday 6:45 PM: Healing Service with Holy Oils and Relics Saturday 7 PM - 11 PM: "The Reminisants" Per...

By Jesse Gosselin   News 8 is celebrating the contributions of Italian Americans to Connecticut throughout the week of May 4th through 8th, and everyone is welcome to come join us live for the celebration!   We're taking our newscasts on the road to New Haven, Middletown, Waterbury, Hartford, and North Haven, and you're welcome to com...

By Erik Dobratz   Branford High School social studies teacher and track coach Rich Biondi loves teaching and coaching, but boxing really fires him up, specifically Italian boxers from New Haven. "I never really thought I'd write a book, but I did it," he said.   Two books to be exact: "Pugilistic Paisani: A Concise History of the...

On Saturday, June 27, 2015 the local chapter of Associazione Lucchesi nel Mondo will sponsor our semiannual Dinner/Dance at the Sons of Italy Hall in Winchester. Music by Angelo Coviello. The menu, catered by Oliva's, will include an assortment of antipasti, two entrées, side dishes and dessert.   As on previous occasions, those who wis...

Investigative reporter Cheryl Fiandaca has left Boston's WHDH 7, New England One has confirmed. Cheryl has been with WHDH, which recently lost its NBC affiliation, since January 2014. She is the latest on-air talent to leave WHDH, which has lost ten others over the last 18 months.   An award-winning broadcast journalist, Cheryl was most...

Road to Valor is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and who, between his Tour victories, secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II. "This thoroughly documented biography is both inspiring and immensely enjoyable." - Publishers Weekly &nbs...

By Devra First There are a lot of things I expected to write about when reviewing Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, celebrity chef Mario Batali's 8,700-square-foot restaurant on the South Boston waterfront. Whether the pizza is good. It is! Except when it's not.   One of the most mysterious features of Babbo Pizzeria is its inability to produc...

by Dana Hatic   The frog family is expanding: Brad Brown of The Blue Frog Bakery has plans to open La Rana Rossa Pizzeria in the old Cafe Bartlett Square space, according to Jamaica Plain News. The name of the pizza place means "the red frog" in Italian, and will be a full-blown expansion of Brown's pop-up pizza concept he has debuted at the...